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The Crystal Garden is Celebrating 34 Years in Business!

The Crystal Garden has been open since early August 1988. This year we are celebrating 34 years in business. We’ve made many great memories and had some challenges; overall, The Crystal Garden is blessed and a blessing. Over the years, many people have healed and reclaimed their power in our space.

Located on the southeast peninsula of Florida in Palm Beach County, we’ve had our share of damaging storms. And we’ve had the opportunity to prove that with electricity or without, we still survive and thrive. We worked by a generator to ship out as many orders as possible after Hurricane Irma left a tree on our roof. Most recently, we went through the pandemic and vastly shifted our business model to accommodate the changing times.

The pandemic gave us the time to renovate the store and build our online presence. As a result, the merchandise presentation is very organized and much brighter both in the store and online. In addition, the website offerings at TheCrystalGarden.com have tripled. And while a lot of good came out of this time, we’re happy to be back to “normal” with in-store customers again!

We now have what I like to call The Crystal Garden TV. As an author, I offer regular meditations and classes (available live on Zoom and The Crystal Garden Facebook Page). Wherever you are in the world, you can attend my FREE events! Look at the Calendar on our website to find out about upcoming classes. You can also find past events on YouTube.com/Margaret Ann Lembo. The Angel Room has transformed into a recording studio. We also started a weekly shop-from-home event on The Crystal Garden Facebook Page. These events are so fun and enlightening. Links to attend can be found here and in the weekly emails. Not on our list? Click here to receive our emails.

The Crystal Garden glitters with many crystals and gemstones at excellent prices! Almost daily, a customer will exclaim delightfully because of our extensive high-quality gemstone selection and great prices. Some say it’s the lowest prices they’ve seen. We also offer a Frequent Buyer Program which you are automatically enrolled in when you shop with us (in-store or online). For every $100 you spend with us, you’ll receive a $10 off certificate for use on your next visit/order (only one can be applied per day).

It’s always been my intention to have a sacred space for people to come to connect with and enliven their spiritual nature. So, I made this store for you. It’s a place to help you connect with self-awareness, self-knowledge, and your intuitive nature. We have an accommodating, knowledgeable staff. Cait, Katrina, Sandra, Tatiana, Kat, Angelina, and I are happy to help you find the perfect treasure. The Crystal Garden is more than a retail store, it is a place of healing energy, beauty, and wonder. It is a place to find tools to heal, grow, and be inspired. Through meditation, reading books, journaling, dream interpretation, aromatherapy, chakra balancing, and gemstones, you have an opportunity to be happy and live an empowered life. During your visit to The Crystal Garden, with the fragrant air and relaxing music, you can breathe deeply and know all is well.

Thank you for 34 years, and here’s to 34 more!

Margaret Ann Lembo
Owner and Founder

Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones, Chakra Awakening, Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom, The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing, Angels and Gemstone Guardians Cards, Crystal Intentions Oracle deck, Gemstone Guardians and Your Soul Purpose, and many more titles. She is an award-winning aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden – the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established in 1988. Find out more at www.MargaretAnnLembo.com and TheCrystalGarden.com

 

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Emotional Harmony with Gemstones and Aromatherapy

Emotional Harmony with Gemstones and Aromatherapy
by Margaret Ann Lembo

It is natural to want to find balance or restore balance on all levels. When you feel like your life is out of control, it is important to mindfully ward off negative thinking as well as negative people and situations. Enhance your personal power and transform your life Start by becoming very aware of chaotic thoughts and confusing situations. Take the time to sort them out and focus on fostering good energy.

Align with the vibration of mercy and compassion. Awaken kindness. Feel gratitude. Open to receiving abundance and health in your life’s experience. Spend time in your garden or somewhere in nature. Pay attention to your animal companions to restore and renew yourself.

Lavender-Oil

Lavender and chamomile essential oils are tried and true for peaceful experiences, good sleep, and harmonious interactions. Put a dab of sweet marjoram essential oil on your occiput at the base of your neck on days that you are feeling especially emotional and vulnerable to quell those feelings. Ylang-ylang is a good essential oil to work with to relax the mind and calm erratic emotions.

When you want to make positive changes, the fossilized resin, amber, is beneficial when you need to maintain boundaries with others. Keep some amethyst nearby when you feel that you must transform challenging situations. The lithium content in lepidolite is an ideal vibrational ally to balance emotions. Use the pastel green nurturing influence of chrysoprase for compassion for yourself and others. The chartreuse green energy of peridot helps you digest all that’s happening around you so you can stay emotionally balanced and in your power.

Affirm something like this with a few gems and aromas nearby: “Negativity flows away effortlessly and lovingly. I am free of emotional baggage. I fully appreciate this transformation and enjoy emotional balance.”

Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones, Chakra Awakening, Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom, The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing, Angels and Gemstone Guardians Cards, Crystal Intentions Oracle deck, Gemstone Guardians and Your Soul Purpose, and many more titles. She is an award-winning aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden – the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established in 1988. Find out more at www.MargaretAnnLembo.com and TheCrystalGarden.com

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Frog Medicine: Leap Forward with Crystal Clear Intentions
By Margaret Ann Lembo

Frog Medicine: Leap Forward with Crystal Clear Intentions

By Margaret Ann Lembo

One morning, years ago, I woke up from a sound sleep with the title of the book had to write. Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom is the name of the book and within it, you can find how messages and lessons from the animal kingdom connect to the vast, supportive energetic world of crystals and gemstones, and how these can help you with your life. The connectedness of everything on our planet—from rocks and crystals to plants and animals—are tools to guide you on your journey here on Mother Earth.

Animal medicine offers us a powerful signpost for self-knowledge and clarity on life’s challenges. When a creature from nature appears to you repetitively or in some out-of-the-ordinary way, it is time to pay attention and find the message that nature is bringing you. While I’ve designated one gemstone per animal there are many crystals that are a vibrational match.

With all the wonderful rains of spring and summer, frog medicine has shown up for me here in South Florida. Frog totem is an ally that helps you make significant leaps forward in your life, as well as in your soul’s evolution. When Frog hops in, it may be alerting you to get ready to take action. Frog is associated with water and rain, preferring to be in moist conditions. On a metaphysical level, water relates to your emotions. Unclutter your mind and emotions in order to lighten your energy for the big leap forward.

Green-dyed agate, as well as aquamarine, enhydro-quartz crystals (water inside), elestial quartz, and larimar, are some of the vibrationally matching gemstones with frog medicine. Use these crystals with the intention for bring renewal and realignment. Take time to reflect on where you’ve been and where you are going. Through inward reflection, you will find the help you need to see your path and yourself better.

BIO: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones, Chakra Awakening, Animal Allies and Gemstone Guardians Cards, and many more books and decks. She is an award-winning aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden-the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established in 1988. Find out more at www.MargaretAnnLembo.com and TheCrystalGarden.com

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Walk in Beauty and Love by Margaret Ann Lembo

Walk in Beauty & Love

Walk in Beauty and Love

By Margaret Ann Lembo

Take steps to increase your mental capacity to integrate abundance, beauty, blessings, and love. It starts with making the decision and then envisioning love and beauty in your daily experiences. The practice of heart-centered living is achieved by literally focusing your attention on your heart center – the heart chakra. Relax into this simple practice and watch your days fill up with compassion, kindness, and well-being.

Call on some of your everyday angels like the Angel of Blessings, Angel of Nurturing, Angel of Receiving, and the Angel of Unconditional Love. Invite Archangel Chamuel and Archangel Jophiel to join your team of heavenly helpers to keep you on track toward love and beauty. Inhale essential oils like lavender, rosewood, and ylang ylang to get your olfactory system to help to amplify your intention and imagine walking through a fragrant garden. The gemstone kingdom supports you when you use crystals like danburite, kunzite, pink calcite, rose quartz, and ruby in zoisite.

Sprinkle in positive thoughts to match up with these tools for walking in beauty and love. Affirmations change your energy and your mind. Your body hears every thought you have so add in as much love and beauty into your thoughts.

Make a petition or prayer something like this:
Please, let me be a conduit for love, compassion, and kindness. Open my heart center at the core of my consciousness to allow heaven and earth to meet at my center. Help me see myself and others through the vibration of love and allow love to permeate all facets of my life. Guide me so that I take the time to nurture myself and regard myself with honor and respect. Thank you!

Affirm:
I am love. I align my consciousness with gentleness, compassion, and goodwill toward all. I am compassionate and kind. I am aligned with the healing powers of inner peace and kindness. I am able to help others by vibrating love through my presence, words, and actions.

Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; Crystal Intentions Oracle, and many more. She is an evolutionary aromatherapist, the creator of Smudge in Spray, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established in 1988. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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Inspiration through Oracle Cards by Margaret Ann Lembo

Inspiration Through Oracle Cards

Inspiration through Oracle Cards

By Margaret Ann Lembo

Oracles have been used in many cultures, religions, political and spiritual arenas for centuries. In ancient Greece, oracles were priests and priestesses that brought through divine messages in response to specific inquiries.

How to use Oracle Cards
Start by asking your angels and guides to be part of the session. Open your heart, mind, and spirit to receive the information that will help at this moment. It is best to have a specific question or request for guidance on a particular area of your life. There is no question too mundane or too esoteric when using oracle cards.

Most questions range from six categories of life. Most people want guidance regarding love, health, money, safety, happiness, and intuition or the spiritual realm.

Shuffle the deck. As you shuffle, keep your attention on your intention and notice if there are any cards that are either “jumping” out or revealing themselves to you by the way they blend back in the deck. Pull one to three cards per question. Usually, the answer arrives within the first card.

Contemplate the artwork as well as the written words. Use the information as inspiration to shift your consciousness to focus on what you do want vs. what you don’t want. That’s the transformational aspect of using any oracle deck.

Use your imagination and action to create the reality you really want in your life.

Join Margaret Ann Lembo for a free mini-workshop via Zoom and simulcast on The Crystal Garden Facebook page on Tuesday, July 13. Replays will be available on YouTube.

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of six oracle card decks. Take a look at them at this link, click here.

Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; Crystal Intentions Oracle, and many more. She is an evolutionary aromatherapist, the creator of Smudge in Spray, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established in 1988. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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Divine Intervention: Reconstruct Your Reality

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Divine Intervention: Reconstruct Your Reality
By Margaret Ann Lembo

Call on the Angel of Divine Intervention when a situation looks so dismal that you can’t see a way out. This angel can advocate on your behalf to divinely change the likely outcome of a situation. This angel is your messenger when you just don’t know what to do, what to say, or how to unravel an old reality and reconstruct a new one. The Angel of Divine Intervention aligns with your consciousness to inspire you with ideas that can show you how to transform a challenging situation into one that is more in alignment with the greatest good for all. Call on this angel for support and then trust in the process and know that heavenly intercession is on your side. Be as specific as possible when requesting Divine intervention and be sure to give this angel permission to help you in a very specific area of your life.

Lavender-OilUse Lavender essential oil to relax in a state of peaceful knowing that encourages kindness and compassion during the process and a bit of amethyst to invite and invoke transformational and miraculous assistance from the highest forces of good.

If you need some assistance in calling on the Angel of Divine Intervention, use this petition as a foundation for your request.
Oh, Angel of Divine Intervention! I don’t know what to do next or how to handle this situation. Please guide the way so that I know the next best step to take. Also help me to see what I should not do with regard to this present situation. Help me find the right words and best course of action. If it is best to do nothing or completely remove myself from the situation, guide me away from the action. Please show me how to proceed by sending symbolic messages and inspiration. Thank you!

Find out more about Everyday Angels in The Essential Guide to Everyday Angels.

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; Gemstone Guardians and Your Soul Purpose, and many more. She is an evolutionary aromatherapist, the creator of Smudge in Spray, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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A Time of Introspection: Aspiring Toward Spiritual Fulfillment by Margaret Ann Lembo

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A Time of Introspection: Aspiring Toward Spiritual Fulfillment by Margaret Ann Lembo

As a global community, it is time to go within, step away and seclude, and live a cloistered life for a while. The key to embracing the sequestered experience is recognizing that this is a temporary calling in nature but is necessary to quiet down long enough to have realizations essential for spiritual evolution. During this unusual time, remember that this is all temporary. Nothing is permanent. Use this time wisely, and allow loving kindness.

The purpose of the earthly experience is to have the opportunity to evolve and grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It is likely an opportunity to heal physically and regroup. Just as certain religious sects cloister to practice living a kinder and more conscious life, it is time for self-reflection without being called into a cloistered religious order.

During this time, you have a doorway of opportunity to focus on self-realization—the fulfillment of your potential. Give yourself permission to isolate and go within, almost as if in a convent or monastery. The challenge is to do this while maintaining only essential activities required for basic survival needs. We aren’t being asked to step inside a cave but rather isolate a bit to give our consciousness the time and space to think and contemplate.

Accentuate innate knowledge to live a life of purpose. You have the power to realize your unlimited potential. Remember a sacred agreement with the Divine that clearly outlines our Soul’s Purpose and unique life path.

Before you were born on this planet, you knew

  • what you intended to do,
  • what life challenges you would encounter,
  • what lessons you would learn,
  • what issues would be healed, and
  • how you would make a lasting contribution toward harmony and peace.

It is a perfect time to go within and allow a shift to happen that realigns your consciousness long enough to realize your soul purpose and the many reasons you came to Earth.

Bio:

Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; The Essential Guide to Everyday Angels, and many more. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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A Life of Passion and Purpose

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A Life of Passion and Purpose
By Margaret Ann Lembo

You have the power to realize your unlimited potential. Give yourself permission to reveal your unique life path or career. You choose your life path. Have you chosen it? If not, choose something. Start where you are. You always have the option to change your path or allow it to unfold and branch out in various directions.

Expand your horizons and be open to opportunities and new doors that open. Have the courage to practice your life’s work. Remember, practice your work. Practicing your work allows you the freedom to improve, change, expand, and grow. Maintain an intention to be a little better at living life than you were the day before.

How can you make a lasting contribution toward harmony and peace? How will you make this a better world for all in large or small ways? Choose to live this lifetime in a way that you can fulfill that purpose. You can experience a life of passion and purpose.

Give yourself permission to live in ease and comfort while also giving you the ability to help and share with others through employment, philanthropy, or other manners of support. When you are practicing your life’s work in alignment with your Soul’s Purpose, work doesn’t feel like work. Find pleasure in your work and be driven by the life you lead. In this way, you are fulfilling the agreement you made before you came to Earth. When work is fun, financial success comes easier. You have the ability to make plenty of money with plenty to share. When you approach the work you do with the mindset of helping others succeed, your life is a success!

Activate your creative mind. Allow your inner excitement to be stimulated. You can experience a life of passion and purpose, filled with joy, happiness, and fulfillment. Spiritual focus is key to this experience as you allow inspired thought to flow through you. Give yourself permission to be a creative genius.

Bio:
Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing; Gemstone Guardians and Your Soul Purpose, and many more. Margaret Ann’s upcoming book, The Essential Guide to Everyday Angels will be available in September 2020. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist, the creator of Smudge in Spray, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — the conscious living store of the Palm Beaches established 1988. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com

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The Crystal Garden Celebrates Its 31st Anniversary

The Crystal Garden Celebrates Its 31st Anniversary

The Crystal Garden announced its 31st anniversary as the premier conscious living store and center in the Palm Beaches.

The Crystal Garden began as a passion project for Owner/Creatress Margaret Ann Lembo who dreamed of creating a sacred space for the community to come together for empowered personal development. From a single room to an entire building with 2500 square feet of retail space, The Crystal Garden has grown a lot in the last 31 years. Through it all though, the store still maintains its intimate feel offering one on one attention and loving guidance to all who enter.

With a focus on building a conscious living community, Margaret Ann has steadily grown The Crystal Garden, adding a wholesale division in 2005 to handle the sale of her line of evolutionary aromatherapy products. Starting with the #1 Best Selling Smudge in Spray, the award-winning and ever-growing line now includes 43 Aromatherapy Mists and Sprays, 55 Single Note Medical Grade Essential Oils & Blends, and 9 Roll-On Essential Oil Blends. With retail partners across the United States, Canada, Europe, and even Hong Kong, The Crystal Garden truly has gone global.

“The Crystal Garden has outshined my wildest dreams. I am so honored to be living out my purpose through this space.” said Lembo. “Moving forward, our focus will remain on holding a sacred space for all who enter our store, while expanding our reach to heal the planet one spritz at a time.”

The Crystal Garden has also become the foundation for Margaret Ann Lembo’s platform as an author, speaker, and class facilitator. Through her award-winning titles which include Chakra Awakening: Transform Your Reality Using Crystals, Color, Aromatherapy & the Power of Positive Thought and The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones, she offers practical wisdom on personal development. With her dynamic style, she leads workshops and classes both at The Crystal Garden and around the country.

The Crystal Garden team consists of empowered women from many walks of life, all sharing a passion for personal development through conscious living.

Join the celebration Saturday, August 10th from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • Be among the first to experience our newest additions to The Crystal Garden Brand of Aroma-energetic Mists and Sprays – St. Germain Spray, Archangel Zadkiel Spray, Frankincense Mist, and Eucalyptus Mist.
  • Free Mini-workshop at about 1 pm
  • Inspirational Insights from The Gemstone Oracle
  • Cake at about 3 pm
  • And, a sale, too!

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Summertime Crystal Grid Ideas for Nature and Outdoors By Margaret Ann Lembo

Summertime Crystal Grid Ideas for Nature and Outdoors By Margaret Ann Lembo

A crystal grid is the use of gemstones in a geometric pattern placed on or around a person, place, or thing to achieve the desired intention. The use of sacred geometry to realize a goal is employed by many including metaphysicians, spiritual teachers, and spiritual practitioners.

Create a grid of stones in your backyard for summertime enjoyment. Set your intention and decide which gems best suit the situation. For an outdoor grid, I recommend that you take note of where you are placing the crystals around your yard.

Here is a step-by-step guide to get you going.

  • Write down a clear intention that defines the purpose of the grid.
  • Pick the crystals that will positively affect change.
  • State your intention
  • Intuitively place the stones around the space
  • Use your imagination and visualize beams of light connecting every stone for love and well-being.

Around the pool area use aquamarine, blue lace agate, chrysoprase, selenite align you with the spirits of water, relaxation, and comfort.

By the barbecue grill area use apatite, clear quartz, green calcite, hematite, rose quartz, smoky quartz to improve cooking abilities to provide your loved ones with healthy food.

For the gardener in you, make a grid to connect with nature spirits to support your gardening efforts. Choose andalusite, clear quartz, green moss agate, green tourmaline, and tree agate.

When creating a crystal grid in a landscape or even at home, room or office, remember to envision the crystals that are placed throughout the space connected energetically to create a geometric formation. In your mind’s eye, connect the crystals with beams of light in order to create the grid. Your imagination is key in this process. Use it and visualize your desired outcome.

Bio:
Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards; the Crystal Intentions Oracle; and Crystals Beyond Beginners — to name a few. Margaret Ann is an evolutionary aromatherapist and the founder of The Crystal Garden. www.MargaretAnnLembo.com TheCrystalGarden.com